...It comes with a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. Properly equipped, the Torrent can tow 3,500 pounds. EPA estimated fuel economy is similar for both front-wheel- and all-wheel-drive versions: 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway for the 3.4-liter engine and 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway for the 3.6-liter V6. Safety: Antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control (now with trailer-sway mitigating technology) and OnStar are all standard on the 2008 Pontiac Torrent. Full-length side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor are optional, but front-seat side airbags (that...
...as well as a tire-pressure monitoring system and new digital compass, which are part of the vehicle information center, located on the instrument panel.As in previous years, the rear seat of the Torrent can slide forward or back, so drivers can adjust it to provide more cargo space or more legroom for backseat passengers. The back seats also recline into two positions, adding flexibility for passengers. Other standard features include antilock brakes, fog lights, power locks and windows, keyless entry, air conditioning, and a roof rack (available as an option on the GXP).The Base model comes...
...Instruments have red backlighting. GXP Torrents have a unique gauge cluster and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The GXP's gauge cluster is backlit in red, and a 140-mph speedometer is added. All Torrents have power door locks with remote keyless entry, air conditioning, power windows and a six-speaker CD stereo. Options include leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, a power driver's seat, a six-CD stereo and steering-wheel stereo controls. There are three 12-volt power outlets. The Preferred Package includes a remote vehicle starter. Under the Hood Base Torrents have a 3.4-liter V-6 that...
...AM/FM/compact-disc stereo with six speakers and auxiliary input jack, 18-inch aluminum wheels, four-channel antilock brakes and traction control, electronic stability control, projector-beam fog lights, electric power steering, leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel, dual front map lights, manual height adjustment for the driver's seat, power fold-in outside mirrors, and dual-stage front air bags. OnStar also is standard, with a year of basic service. Optional are side-curtain air bags ($395, included on our vehicle), but they are worth the extra money - they help protect the occupants in the...
...Safety features include stability control, traction control, antilock disc brakes and OnStar. Side-curtain airbags are a $395 option. Additional options included a trailering package, leather upholstery, XM satellite radio and a "Sun and Sound" package that added a sunroof and an upgraded stereo. This raised the GXP's price from $27,380 to $31,015, including $615 in shipping. A satellite-linked navigation system is also offered for $2,145, but that would buy a lot of road maps. The base 2008 Torrent is $23,470, including shipping. So for the extra power, the extra gear in the transmission...
General Motors has confirmed that Pontiac's struggling Torrent SUV will be canned this week due to poor sales and a need to remarket the brand as a lineup that specializes in... read more March 4, 2009 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran 3